To all our member clubs please take note of updated guidelines published by the IBF this morning which took effect on 20th August. There is a link below to the full document. The information that is most relevant is contained in the following paragraphs:

3.1.16 – Maximum of 8 players on each rink. All rinks can be used; and

3.1.17 – LATEST GUIDANCE FROM NI EXECUTIVE Indoor and Outdoor Gatherings (excluding private dwellings) You, as a group of individuals, may gather INDOOR or OUTDOORS (excluding in private dwellings) up to a maximum of 30 people.

GATHERINGS OPERATED OR ORGANISED BY A RESPONSIBLE PERSON: The 30 person limited does NOT apply to a gathering where that gathering has a recognised person for organising or operating the gathering and it is organised or operated for cultural, entertainment, recreation, outdoor sport, social, community educational, work, legal, religious or political purposes, or in an INDOOR SPORTING EVENT OR ACTIVITY provided the arena in which it occurs is not capable of accommodating more than 5000 spectators. The person responsible when organising or operating the gathering must (a) have carried out a risk assessment which meets the requirements of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000, whether or not that person is subject to those Regulations; and (b) take all reasonable measures to limit the risk of transmission of the coronavirus, including implementing the preventative and protective measures identified in the risk assessment and comply with any relevant guidance issued by a Northern Ireland Government Department.

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